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Footsteps sees McMahon on top form again.,
This review is from: Footsteps (Paperback)
I'm a great fan of McMahon's other novels: The Alchemist's Daughter and The Rose of Sebastopol, so it came as a great delight that I loved this one too. It made it even more special that it's set near to where I live, McMahon has successfully captured what it's like to live on the wild windswept East Anglian coast.
Set in two different time periods: the Edwardian past and the near present, the novel explores the connection between two families and the repercussions of love and loss in both time frames. The novel is beautifully written, especially the Edwardian parts, and gives you a real sense of time and place.
After reading the novel, at a fast pace (plenty of night time reads that left me puffy-eyed in the morning!), my first instinct was to re-read it in order to make more connections between the two plots. It made me think that the past has the power to shape our futures more than we realise.
I can't wait for her next novel. McMahon is a modern Anya Seton.